GM has recently announced its plans to produce its next electric car in South Korea. At the Seoul Auto Show, Sergio Rocha, CEO of GM Korea told journalists that the company is planning on producing a new electric car and it will be larger than the existing model, Spark.
According to Sergio Rocha, the new electric vehicle will have an entirely new design. It will be a pure electric model rather than existing gas-to-electric model. GM’s CEO Dan Akerson revealed that the company has plans to develop two other EV’s one with a 100-mile range and the other with a 200-mile range.
Well, the batteries for the next EV will be supplied by South Korea’s LG Chem, GM’s partner in South Korea.
At present, GM Korea manufactures more than 40% of the Chevrolet-branded cars at the Bupyeong plant, near Seoul.
GM Korea has started the production of its current generation of Spark EV and its sales will begin in Europe and South Korea in the second half of 2013. It will be coming to the United States. The vehicle is expected to launch in somewhere October 2013.